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The Basics:

Lady Lions Year Started:   1997

Program Locations:

  • Back River Community Center (grades k - 11)                                    

  • Deep Creek Middle School (Middle School – AAU)                                    

  • Chesapeake High School (High School – AAU)

The Lady Lions are an official Jr. NBA program and a member of Middle River Recreation Council


Tully Sullivan, Head Coach Chesapeake High (‘11-current), Carver A&T (‘09-‘11), IND (‘04-‘08), Founder

Alexis Washington, Head Coach Eastern Tech High School ('17-current), CCBC-Dundalk ('14-'16), Pikesville High ('11-'14), IBE ('10), IND ('04-'08), started with the Lady Lions in ‘01 

Darryl Hunter, Head Coach Chesapeake High (‘11-current), started with the Lady Lions in ‘11

Charles Brown, started with the Lady Lions in ‘98



Our program has the flexibility to meet the needs of all levels of players. We encourage all girls to play.  To be a member of the Lady Lions all you need is a commitment to TEAMWORK, SPORTSMANSHIP and HUSTLE. The Lady Lions’ focuses are player development and basketball fundamentals – development as a person first and a player second. No matter the players' skill level, there is a place available for them in the den. Every girl gets to play and at a level equivalent to the players' skills.


What We Offer:

Lady Lions offers clinics, in-house league, beginners league play, individual instruction, competitive league play, AAU and national exposure tournament play.


Lady Lions Alumnae:

Jeanell Hughes – Hofstra University, Western High (‘03), All-Metro (‘03)

Ebony Dennis – Eastern Mennonite U, Western High (‘06), All-Baltimore City (‘06)

Akeema Richards – University of Delaware/West Virginia University, Western High (‘09), All-Metro (‘06-‘09) 

Caitlin Bopp – Rider University, IND (‘09), All-IAAM (‘09)

Asia Logan – University of Pittsburgh, Digital Harbor High (‘10), All-Metro (‘10) - CURRENTLY PLAYING PROFESSIONALLY IN FRANCE

Ashle Craig – Coppin University, Western High (‘10), All-Metro (‘10)

Tasia Bristow – Delaware State University/Glenville State, St. Francis Academy (‘10)

Akilah Bethel – Louisiana State University (LSU)/West Virginia University, Holy Cross (‘11), All-WCAC

Miquel Stevenson – Virginia State University/St. Petersburg, Western High (’10)

Tashay 'Kim' Smith – Salem International University/BCCC, Overlea High (’11)

Adreonia Coleman – Morgan State University/Monroe Community College, St. Francis Academy ('14)

Dashawna West – Cheyney University, Kenwood High ('14)

Aneah Young – James Madison University, Poly High ('15)

Maya Horne – Glenville State, Poly High ('15)

Janele Price – Glenville State, IND ('15)

Bhrianna Jackson – Converse University/Bob Jones University, Rosedale Baptist ('15)

Tyana Custis – BCCC/UMass, St. Francis Academy ('16)

NataeJia Forte –  University of the Virgin Islands, Concordia Prep ('17)



"The Baltimore Lions are not just a team, but a FAMILY! The Baltimore Lions stem from the Back River Lady Lions youth program, which was founded in 1997. Women who played on previous teams for the Lady Lions decided to make a semi-pro team to help other women in the city that are still athletic and passionate about the game. The Lions have a dream, and it’s a big one! OUR mission is to provide live sports entertainment that features strong role models for Baltimore youth to look up to, also to strengthen each member’s individual athletic ability, self- discipline and character and to improve the community as a whole. The core purpose of our organization is to share our knowledge and experience that we gained through our participation in AAU, high school, college, and professional careers to encourage, support, and inspire OUR Baltimore City youth." -Iesha Bell (team owner)

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